NFL playoff photo Week 16: The Bengals clinched, and the Jaguars are now the AFC South favorites

Half of the 14 playoff spots are decided after the first game of Week 16. Here stands the NFL playoff photo after the Jaguars’ 19-3 win over the Jets Thursday night. The listed odds of making the playoffs, securing the top seed, and winning the Super Bowl are all across the athleteNFL betting model, created by Austin Mock. Predicted playoff chances have been adjusted to take into account possible Week 18 rest scenarios and injuries to quarterbacks Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson and Ryan Tannehill.

Picture of the AFC play-off match

seed Team register Result of week 16

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in CHI

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vs. SEA

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7-7

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9-5

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8-6

to IN

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8-6

vs GB

x – clinching a playoff berth | Y – The title of the investigated department

Buffalo bills

In three games in the AFC East standings, the Bills could win their third consecutive Division I title with a win or tie against the Bears on Saturday or a loss to the Dolphins or a tie against the Packers on Sunday.

remaining table: At Bears, at Bengals, against Patriots

Prospect: To make qualifiers: 100 percent | For winning farewells: 60.1 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 14.2%

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs clinched their seventh straight AFC West title in Week 15, so chasing down the top seed is all they have left. After losing head-to-head matches against both the Bills and Bengals, the Chiefs would need to finish with a better record than both teams in order to secure a first-round advantage and a bye at home through the conference championship round.

remaining table: Against the Seahawks, against the Broncos, at the Raiders

Prospect: To make qualifiers: 100 percent | For winning farewells: 36.2 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 12.8%

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Cincinnati Bengals

The Jets’ loss to the Jaguars on Thursday clinched a playoff berth for the Bengals. Cincinnati last appeared in a consecutive playoff appearance in five years from 2011-2015. Our model gives the Bengals a 68.5 percent chance of winning the AFC North Cup.

remaining table: In Patriots vs. Bills vs. Ravens

Prospect: To make qualifiers: 100 percent | For a farewell win: 3.7 percent | For Super Bowl wins: 6.3 percent

Tennessee Titans

The Jaguars’ victory Thursday night puts more pressure on the Titans, who have lost four in a row, will “most likely” be without Ryan Tannehill for the rest of the season, and now they hold just half a game lead in the AFC South standings. From the Week 16 game in Tennessee vs. Texas.

The Jaguars won the first head-to-head meeting with the Titans. The second head-to-head—in Jacksonville in Week 18—is set up to be a winner-takes-all matchup as long as the Jaguars post a record that matches or better than the Titans over the next two weeks.

If the Titans entered Week 18 in a game before the Jaguars, a win for Jacksonville at the end of the regular season would give both teams the overall records and give the Jaguars a head-to-head tiebreaker.

If the Jaguars go into Week 18 a game before the Titans, a Tennessee win would give the Titans a division based on a superior divisional record, as both teams would enter the regular season finals 3-2 against the AFC South in this scenario. Like the Titans, the Jaguars have another game against Texas on their schedule.

Our model gives Tennessee a 46.3% chance of winning the AFC South for the third year in a row.

remaining table: Against the Texans, against the Cowboys, at the Jaguars

Prospect: For a qualifier: 47.7 percent | For the farewell win: 0.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 1.6 percent

Baltimore Crows

the crows A playoff could be decided this weekend with any of the five scenarios involving wins or draws by them and wins, losses or draws by up to seven other teams. There is even a scenario that gets Baltimore regardless of its outcome. If the Patriots lose, the BrownRaiders and titans Lose or tie, and the Chargers win.

But as the athlete‘s Jeff Zrebeck It would be difficult, he writes, to consider the Ravens a serious competitor come game time without some version of Lamar Jackson who can put this team on his back. The quarterback will miss his third straight game with a knee injury.

remaining table: Against the Falcons, against the Steelers, at the Bengals

Prospect: For a qualifier: 96.7 percent | For the farewell win: 0.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 3.5 percent

Los Angeles Chargers

the chargers Claim a playoff berth with a win over Indianapolis on Monday and a combination of losses or a tie before RaidersAnd the Patriotsand/or aircraft and/or dolphins. According to our model, they face the easiest schedule seventh, starting with a trip to Indianapolis to take on Colts starting quarterback Nick Foles for the first time this weekend.

The Chargers hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Dolphins and have a better conference record (6-4) than two seven-win teams: the Patriots (5-4) and Jets (5-6). The Jaguars are also 6-4 against the AFC after their win on Thursday night.

remaining table: at the Colts, versus the Rams, at the Broncos

Prospect: For a qualifier: 85.8% | For the farewell win: 0.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 3.7 percent

Miami Dolphin

Losers by three in a row, the Dolphins won’t clinch a playoff game this weekend. Their upcoming games against the Patriots and Jets will likely be a huge slam, given that both teams currently sit behind them in the standings.

remaining table: vs. the Packers, vs. the Patriots, vs. the Jets

Prospect: For qualifying: 82.5 percent | For the farewell win: 0.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 4.2%

in pursuit

  • Patriots (7-7) | Odds of making a playoff: 23.0%
  • Aircraft (7-8) | 5.4 percent
  • Jaguar (7-8) | 54.9 percent
  • Brown (6-8) | <1.0 per cent
  • Steelers (6-8) | <1.0 per cent
  • Raiders (6-8) | 3.0 percent

exclusion

  • Broncos (4-10)
  • Colts (4-9-1)
  • Texas (1-12-1)

NFC Image Separator

seed Team register Result of week 16

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13-1

in song

p -2

11-3

vs. NYG

p -3

10-4

vs. WAS

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x-5

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7-6-1

in sf

x – clinching a playoff berth | Y – The title of the investigated department

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles, who will be without Jalen Hurts this weekend, got their playoff ticket in Week 14 but haven’t officially clinched the NFC East or secured a top seed. Here’s how to do both at week 16:

  • Win the NFC East with a win or tie against the Cowboys
  • Claim the top seed by winning against the Cowboys or drawing against the Cowboys and losing to the Vikings or drawing against the Giants

remaining table: In the Cowboys, Saints, against the Giants

Prospect: To make qualifiers: 100 percent | For winning farewells: 95.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 16.5%

Minnesota Vikings

Even if the Vikings lost, they couldn’t finish worse than a #3 seed. They can thank the sad state of the NFC South for that.

According to our model, Minnesota has the sixth easiest remaining schedule.

remaining table: Against the Giants, at the Packers, at the Bears

Prospect: To make qualifiers: 100 percent | To win bye: 1.5 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 9.0 percent

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers know their odds of a No. 1 seed are slim, but San Francisco made it clear this week that it is looking to win and overtake the Vikings for the No. 2 seed.

remaining table: Against the Chiefs, against the Raiders, against the Cardinals

Prospect: To make qualifiers: 100 percent | For a farewell win: 1.7 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 7.2%

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The 6-8 Bucs remain one game ahead of the other three teams in their division, who are all 5-9. Amazingly, the Panthers are in control of their own destiny, winning their first game against Puck. The second comes in Tampa in Week 17. Our model gives Carolina a 10.4 percent chance of winning the NFC South, compared to an 83.7 percent chance for the Bucs.

remaining table: In Cardinals, vs. Panthers, in Falcons

Prospect: For a qualifier: 83.8% | For the farewell win: 0.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 3.3%

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys clinched a playoff spot last week when the Giants beat the leaders, but according to our model, Dallas only has a 3.6 percent chance of winning the NFC East and a 1.8 percent chance of securing the top seed.

remaining table: Against the eagles, at the titans, at the leaders

Prospect: To make qualifiers: 100 percent | For a farewell win: 1.8 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 5.1%

New York Giants

The Giants can secure their first berth since 2016 this weekend with a win over the Vikings and a combination of losses by the Leaders, Lions and Seahawks. Just a win in Minnesota would increase the Giants’ playoff odds by more than 90 percent.

remaining table: At Vikings, at Colts, at Eagles

Prospect: For a qualifier: 80.1 percent | For the farewell win: 0.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 2.9%

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Washington leaders

Washington shed its playoff clout by losing to the Giants last week. The Captains are seven-point underdogs to face on the road against the 49ers.

remaining table: The 49ers, vs. the Browns, vs. the Cowboys

Prospect: For a qualifier: 37.6% | For the farewell win: 0.0 percent | For winning the Super Bowl: 1.8%

in pursuit

  • Seahawks (7-7) | Odds of making the playoffs: 18.1%
  • Black (7-7) | 57.1 percent
  • Packs (6-8) | 6.9 percent
  • Panthers (5-9) | 10.4 percent
  • Falcons (5-9) | 3.0 percent
  • saints (5-9) | 3.1 percent

exclusion

  • Bears (3-11)
  • Cardinals (4-10)
  • Ramez (4-10)

(Photo: Vincent Carchita/USA Today)


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